Today, dedicate an hour of your life to watching Democracy Now’s coverage of Guatemala’s Genocide Trial

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While every major news source is bombarding us with what’s transpiring in the United States today, Democracy Now dedicated their full program to the genocide trial taking place in Guatemala and why a judge suspended the trial of the former US-backed dictator.

The following are the two segments presented on Democracy Now. They are essential viewing and well worth the time.

Part 1: Genocide Trial of Former Dictator Ríos Montt Suspended After Intervention by Guatemalan President

Part 2: Exclusive: Allan Nairn Exposes Role of U.S. and New Guatemalan President in Indigenous Massacres

  • Anarchy Pony

    Now if we could just get the US enablers.

    • Aungsan

      We can always dig up Reagan’s body and kick whatever is left of him.

      • Anarchy Pony

        Defiling Reagan’s remains would be fun… What kind of security does his tomb have?

        • Aungsan

          No idea, probably redneck eunuchs with no teeth and no thumbs that are sworn to the emperor.

          • Anarchy Pony

            Nothing a steel telescoping baton can’t solve.

          • Jin The Ninja

            a little escrima here, a little arnis there, throw in some silat and you’re ready to rumble.

          • Anarchy Pony

            I heard that.

        • Hadrian999

          he is entombed at his presidential library which probably has armed guards, a security system of some kind and would require heavy tools to breach the tomb

          • Calypso_1

            You should talk to Zenc.

  • BuzzCoastin

    When we get to the Homeland’s Genocide Trial
    where the Bush & Obama administrations are prosecuted for terrorism & genocide;
    that I will avidly tune in to see.

    • Simon Valentine

      i’d watch the economic trials but more than likely i’ll be participating in the organization trying it first hand >.< i'll be thinking of the watchers. begin the Math Threshers.

  • jnana

    look at the writing on the wall. Latin America will be the catalyst to a world-wide anti-capitalist revolution. The gov’t recognized this early on, that’s why they brutally attacked them. But Hope springs eternal.

    • Hadrian999

      the sad truth is capitalism works and will last is because it relies on people being what they are, greedy viscous territorial animals, socialism and left anarchism relies on people being moral and virtuous, that is why it loses

      • Unibrow Chic

        Every developed nation is a hybrid. And the happiest ones involve certain common elements, such as socialized medicine, free educations, robust labor laws, etc. This does not negate people being able to start a business, nor does it mean central planning. We should be careful not to perpetuate false dichotomies here.

        • Hadrian999

          A balance in my opinion is the only viable path, I was replying to someone looking for a worldwide communist revolution, which is doomed to fail

          • jnana

            that’s where yr wrong. ant-capitalst action prevails in the unseen corners of the world, in non-publicized events of sharing and free-gifting. no matter how much capitalism tries to turn sex into a commodity, it is still largely a “free gift” event. anti-capitalist sentiments have been bubbling up for a long time and they can only be repressed for so long unti theres a reaction. it’d be best for people to confront this sentiment, rather than repress t.

          • Hadrian999

            sex is never free. when anti-capitalist sentiment can win and hold territory on main street then you can talk realistically about a revolution. In reality you see either a false socialism in which you still have rich elites running things in the name of “the party” or you have people who do just enough to get by because there is no incentive to do more.